• Rick Nelson: Local fare shines at the Fair

    There are more than 500 different foods available at the State Fair. This year, more than ever before, fairgoers can experience an actual taste of Minnesota. Updated 9:33 AM

  • Thursday, Aug. 21: Thrifty Thursday

    Reduced admission–Adults (13 & over) $11; Kids (5–12) $8. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests.  Full storyFull story Updated Aug. 15, 2014

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  • Tuesday, Aug. 26: Military Appreciation Day

    Active military and their families, and retired military and veterans and their spouses receive an admission discount by presenting valid documentation of military service when purchasing a ticket at the gate. All ages (with documentation): $8. Early Bird Specials are offered until 1 p.m. on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Military Appreciation Day bargains for all fair guests.  Full storyFull story Updated Aug. 15, 2014

  • Wednesday, Aug. 27: Read and Ride Day

    Public library cardholders receive a discount off regular gate admission when they purchase a ticket at the gate. Only one discount per card is allowed. Reduced admission: Adults (13–64) $11; Seniors (65 & over) $8; Kids (5–12) $8. All-day discounts are offered for everyone on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games.  Full storyFull story Updated Aug. 17, 2014

  • Thursday, Aug. 28: Seniors Day

    Seniors (65 & over) admitted for $8. Early Bird Specials are offered until 1 p.m. on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests.  Full storyFull story Updated Aug. 17, 2014

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